Until about a year ago, around the time I started this blog actually, I never paid much attention to the brand Forever 21 and my impression of the brand was “cheap, cheaply made, much too young”. But I was writing a guest post for a blog focused on 20-somethings and needed some photos so wandered onto the site. I ended up buying a couple of maxi dresses that have survived several launderings – I know, I was surprised, too.
So when my partner in crime, Melissa, wanted to check out the store in the mall Sunday afternoon, I went in with an open mind and was rewarded.
This bright blue dress is lightweight and perfect for this time of year. I work in an office which doubles as a meat locker so having this cropped denim jacket will make wearing the dress at work a lot more comfortable. I’m wearing gold sandals here but I could also wear it with neutral pumps, my bright yellow slingbacks or my red, platform wedges.
I immediately thought of wearing this trench vest over one of the maxis I ordered online last year. The length of the vest is proportional to the length of the dress. I feel exceedingly chic in this exceedingly inexpensive outfit. I’ll also wear the vest with jeans (with white jeans it’ll look especially good) or trousers.
Ah, ruffles. I’m beginning to think I’m actually drawn to ruffles at this point. This red, ruffled, sleeveless tank can be worn with my gray, cropped trousers, white jeans, with this graphic black and cream skirt, with jeans and heels. I can – and will – wear the hell out of this tank this summer.
Here’s the thing you have to know when you buy clothing here: you’re getting inexpensive pieces that will not likely be in your wardrobe two years from now. But for a budget-friendly few bucks you get some fun, trendy things you can mix in with your investment pieces to expand your wardrobe.